Ma Deuce Gunner

Ma Deuce Gunner


Sunday, October 16, 2005


Yesterday, the Constitutional Referendum went off without a hitch here in Kirkuk. NO reports of attacks on voter or polling sites were made. People were able to vote without fear of reprisal, attack, or death...and it looks as if the referendum will be passed.

The Iraqi Security Forces were the main forces used to protect the populace. The US only appeared in the city as a back-up force, prepared to provide support, while the Iraqi Police and Iraqi Army ensured physical security of the polling sites.

It looks as if the poll numbers indicate upwards of 60% voter turnout, on a national scale, which is more than we could ever hope for in the US. It seems the people here belive in the system, that they know that every vote counts, and they are eager to give their input into government.

Democracy has taken another step here in the Fertile Crescent, and I hope soon it will be running smoothly.

More soon....




At 12:38 PM, Anonymous Gypsy said...

MDG you and the rest of our Military, Coalition and the Iraqi security forces have made history once again! Thank you for all you do.

I turn to You in the field, to watch MSM is just a waste of time in trying to figure out what is truly happening.

At 12:59 PM, Anonymous MissBirdlegs in AL said...

Thanks, MDG - You know how the MSM is, they're trying to put some sort of spin on the news to make it a "probable failure".

I'm so grateful for the work y'all have done in Iraq. You'll be remembered in my house (& heart) forever!

At 1:09 PM, Blogger thepatriot15 said...

YES! May God continue to lift up and strengthen the Iraqi military forces... this is what we have been working for; this is PROGRESS!!!


At 6:57 PM, Blogger frazzledsister said...

Oh yeah.

At 9:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I couldn't wait for your next blog. It is great to see that everything went smoothly for you and the rest of our troops.Thank you and the rest of your buddies for making this an historic day for the world. KUDOS!!!!!
May you stay safe and come home soon.

At 2:02 AM, Blogger Mac said...

Men like you make freedom possible. That's an enormous burden; you have my gratitude for shouldering it. Be safe!

At 6:50 AM, Blogger GunnNutt said...

Hooray! You guys have done such a great job, and the Iraqis will be benefitting from your work for generations. Thank you!

At 9:59 AM, Blogger El Capitan said...

Sweet. Isn't it nice to know that you were there when all of this took place, and your efforts played an important role in making it happen.

At 2:22 PM, Anonymous MDG's sis said...

Nice work -- training the Iraqis, and then backing them up on a day like this. Proud of you!

At 7:29 PM, Blogger Caelestis said...

Hey bro, I wasn't sure when you are leaving, I'm out on the 31st, but I was thinking we should have a KRAB/FOB Warrior bloggers luncheon. We could invite the 101st bloggers. I actually work days now trying to get the 101st
S-2 squared away. I'll email this to you too.

At 7:34 PM, Blogger Sgt. B. said...

Kicking butt and COUNTING votes...

Yeah buddy!

At 3:01 PM, Anonymous SecDef said...

Hoo-ah! Keep up the good work!!!

-Cadet Isaac MacMillen (Army ROTC)

At 12:05 PM, Blogger Republican Sentinel said...

Great blog!


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